Destiny 2 Weekly Reset March 14, 2023 – Third Week of Lightfall & Season of Defiance

Here's what you can expect for the third week of Season of Defiance

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This is our Destiny 2 Weekly Reset coverage for March 14, 2023, our first for Season 20. Now that everyone has had their fill of the new raid, it’s time we get back to what’s happening in Season of Defiance. We’ll also see what’s going on with new steps for the Exotic quest. And finally, we’ll see what’s on sale over at Eververse.

The season quest continues. This week goes all the way to step 16 this week. First with our meeting with Mara Sov and then on to a new Battleground – Orbital Prison.

Bungie has a set of hotfixes coming on Thursday to address some persistent issues since Lightfall launched. Notable changes include fixes to address the invisible Guardian issue and a rebalancing of Guardian commendation requirements per rank.

Destiny 2 Weekly Reset Time

As always, the Destiny 2 weekly reset times are 10 AM PDT for the folks on the West Coast of the US. 6 AM BST for our readers in Britain. And 2 AM JST the following day for everyone in Japan.

Destiny 2 Weekly Activities March 14 – March 20 2023 Overview

Trials of Osiris is set to return this weekend. This will be the first time Trials will be online in Season 20 and Lightfall. We will also be able to unlock more Traits for Vexcalibur. And don’t forget that completing the Exotic Mission on Legendary will unlock a new Intrinsic Trait, Namely Graverobber.

This week in Destiny 2 sees double gains in Gambit. This is a good chance to cross the ritual Ornament for the Ecliptic Distaff off the list once and for all. Sorry Drifter, Gambit isn’t worth the pain and suffering.

Where is Xur? March 17 2023

It’s that time of the week again when everyone in the Destiny 2 community asks the question – Where is Xur?

This weekend Xur can be found on the cliff overlooking the Winding Cover in the EDZ. Just head North of the fast-travel spot and look for the cave that’s directly under his airship.

And what’s our favorite Destiny 2 agent of the Nine selling this week? Let’s see.

Exotic Gear: (23 Legendary Shards each)

  • Lord of Wolves Shotgun (29 Legendary Shards)
  • Lucky Raspberry Hunter Exotic Chest Armor (68 Overall, +21 Discipline roll)
  • Chest of Alpha Lupi Titan Exotic Chest Armor (64 Overall, +21 Intellect roll)
  • Geomag Stabilizers Warlock Exotic Leg Armor (67 Overall, +22 Mobility roll)

Legendary Weapons: (50 Legendary Shards and 1,000 Glimmer each)

  • Firefright Auto Rifle
  • Death Adder Submachine Gun
  • IKELOS_SMG_V1.0.3 Submachine Gun
  • Judgment of Kelgorath Glaive
  • Deafening Whisper Grenade Launcher
  • Blast Battue Heavy Grenade Launcher
  • Quickfang Sword

Legendary Armor: (50 Legendary Shards and 1,000 Glimmer each)

  • Pathfinder’s Grips
  • Pathfinder’s Tunic
  • Pathfinder’s Hood Hunter Cloak
  • Pathfinder’s Helmet
  • Pathfinder’s Legguards (53 Overall, +26 mobility roll)
  • Pathfinder’s Gauntlets
  • Pathfinder’s Chestplate (53 Overall, +25 discipline roll)
  • Pathfinder’s Mark Titan Mark
  • Pathfinder’s Helm (58 Overall, +20 resilience roll)
  • Pathfinder’s Greaves
  • Pathfinder’s Wraps
  • Pathfinder’s Robe
  • Pathfinder’s Bond Warlock Bond
  • Pathfinder’s Visor
  • Pathfinder’s Pants

Destiny 2 Weekly Challenges March 14 2023

The Longest Path: Complete Week 3 of the “We Stand Unbroken” quest.

Bane of the Shadow Legion: Use abilities to defeat combatants in the Defiant Battlegrounds playlist. Defeating combatants with the Strand subclass will grant bonus progress.

Defiantly Defeated: Defeat combatants with Season of Defiance weapons. These are Perpetualis, Prodigal Return, Regnant, Caretaker, Raconteur, and Royal Executioner. Bonus progress is awarded for combatants defeated in Seasonal activities.

Uprooted Nightmare: Complete each encounter in the “Root of Nightmares” raid.

EDZ Activities: In the EDZ, earn progress by completing bounties, patrols,k public events, and Lost Sectors.

Commendation Appreciation: Earn progress for giving commendations in Vanguard, Crucible, and Gambit activities.

Iron Sharpens Iron: Complete Iron Banner matches. Earn bonus progress for wins.

Primeval Entourage: Defeat Taken in Gambit. Earn bonus progress for defeating tougher combatants.

Ultimate Champion: Defeat Champions in any Nightfall strike on Hero difficulty or higher. Earn bonus progress at higher difficulty tiers.

Mid-Range Calibration: Calibrate mid-range weapons – Hand Cannons, Auto Rifles, Glaives, Fusion Rifles, and Machiner Guns – in the EDZ. Bonus progress for rapidly defeating combatants.

Destiny 2 Nightfall This Week March 14 – March 20 2023

This week’s Nightfall is the brand-new Hypernet Current Strike. As the description goes, “Stop the Shadow Legion from bringing down Neomuna’s defenses.” If the pattern persists, expect this Nightfall to be more difficult than the new Raid on day one.

Nightfall weapon this week

This week, the featured Nightfall Destiny 2 weapon is the Wendigo GL3 Heavy Grenade Launcher.

Destiny 2 Crucible Featured Game Mode March 14 2023

This week, Lord Shaxx has authorized the return of Team Scorched. The chaotic game mode pits a team of Guardians against another to see which side has fewer burns to clean up afterward. Expect a lot of rocket jumps and impossible kill shots.

Destiny 2 Featured Raid and Dungeon March 14 – March 20 2023

This week, Destiny 2 has the Deep Stone Crypt Raid as the featured raid. It’s the perfect time to be farming for those coveted red border weapons. Additionally, Duality is the featured dungeon for this week.

Deep Stone Crypt Raid Challenges

  • Red Rover – Done during the 1st Encounter at Crypt Security, this challenge asks all players to be operators and shoot the two panels on the lower level (This challenge requires 3 phases).
  • Copies of Copies – Done during the 2nd Encounter aka Atraks-1, do not send any Debuffs into airlocks/space.
  • Of All Trades – Done during the 3rd Encounter or Taniks Phase 1, each guardian must do all three roles (Operator, Scanner, and Suppressor). Note: Players must complete a full phase with a buff for it to count.
  • The Core Four – Done during the fourth 4th Encounter or Taniks Phase 2, the challenge requires the Guardians to dunk all four cores before DPS phases.

And as usual, completing these featured content will reward you with pinnacle gear.

Destiny 2 Lost Sector Today March 14 – March 20 2023

  • March 14, 2023 – Excavation Site XII (EDZ) – Exotic Leg Armor
    • Champions: Barrier, Unstoppable
    • Burn: Solar
    • Shields: Arc
  • March 15, 2023 – Skydock IV (EDZ) – Exotic Gauntlets
    • Champions: Barrier, Unstoppable
    • Burn: Unknown
    • Shields: Void
  • March 16, 2023 – The Quarry (EDZ) – Exotic Chest Piece
    • Champions: Barrier, Unstoppable
    • Burn: Void
    • Shields: Solar, Void
  • March 17, 2023 – Aphelion’s Rest (Dreaming City) – Exotic Helmets
    • Champions: Overload, Unstoppable
    • Burn: Stasis
    • Shields: Void
  • March 18, 2023 – Chamber of Starlight (Dreaming City) – Exotic Leg Armor
    • Champions: Overload, Unstoppable
    • Burn: Solar
    • Shields: Solar, Void
  • March 19, 2023 – Perdition (Europa) – Exotic Gauntlets
    • Champions: Barrier, Overload
    • Burn: Arc
    • Shields: Arc, Void
  • March 20, 2023 – Bunker E15 (Europa) – Exotic Chest Piece
    • Champions: Barrier, Overload
    • Burn: Void
    • Shields: Void

Featured Potential rewards:

  • Exotic Boots
    • Hunter: Star-Eater Scales, Radiant Dance Machines, Speedloader Slacks
    • Titan: The Path of Burning Steps
    • Warlock: Rain of Fire, Secant Filaments, Boots of the Assembler, Swarmers
  • Exotic Gauntlets
    • Hunter: Caliban’s Hand, Renewal Grasps, Athrys’s Embrace
    • Titan: Point-Contact Cannon Brace, Second Chance, Icefall Mantle, No Backup Plans
    • Warlock: Necrotic Grip, Nothing Manacles, Osmiomancy Gloves, Ballidorse Wrathweavers
  • Exotic Chest Pieces
    • Hunter: Gryfalcon’s Hauberk, Omnioculus
    • Titan: Hoarfrost-Z, Cuirass of the Falling Star
    • Warlock: Mantle of Battle Harmony
  • Exotic Helmets
    • Hunter: Blight Ranger, Mask of Barkris, Cyrtarachne’s Facade
    • Titan: Loreley Splendor Helm, Precious Scars, Cadmus Ridge Lancecap
    • Warlock: Fall Sunstar, Dawn Chorus

Do note that though they may be the featured Exotics, there is a chance you can still obtain other Exotics that are not in your collection. The featured set just means you have a higher chance of getting them, but it is never guaranteed.

Destiny 2 Dares of Eternity Rewards March 14 – March 20 2023

Featured faction armor sets from Destiny 2 Season of the Forsaken and the Splicer:

  • Scatterhorn Armor Set
  • Lightkin Armor Set

Featured weapons from Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer and Forsaken:

  • Chroma Rush Auto Rifle
  • Ignition Code Grenade Launcher
  • Gridskipper Pulse Rilfe
  • Farewell Sidearm
  • Sojourner’s Tale Shotgun
  • Shattered Cipher Machinegun
  • Main Ingredient Fusion Rifle
  • Long Shadow Sniper Rifle
  • The Last Dance Sidearm
  • Toil and Trouble Shotgun
  • Wishbringer Shotgun
  • Last Perdition Pulse Rifle

Destiny 2 Eververse This Week March 14 – March 20 2023

Now that we’ve sorted through this week’s activities, let’s head over to Tess and the Destiny 2 Evererse to see what she has on offer in exchange for Bright Dust.

The Eververse Store for this week has:

  • Stress Ball Exotic Emote – 3250 Bright Dust
  • Vehement Flock Exotic Emote – 3250 Bright Dust
  • AOKI/FAAS Shell Exotic Ghost Shell – 2850 Bright Dust
  • Motive Force Exotic Vehicle – 2500 Bright Dust
  • Surging Current Exotic Vehicle – 2500 Bright Dust
  • Velocimancer Exotic Ship – 2000 Bright Dust
  • My 10-Gallon Hat Legendary Emote – 700 Bright Dust
  • Cabal Shield Breaker Legendary Transmat Effect – 450 Bright Dust
  • Stasis Entrance Legendary Transmat Effect – 450 Bright Dust
  • Vex Incursion Entrance Legendary Transmat Effect – 450 Bright Dust
  • Vitreous Entrance Legendary Transmat Effect – 450 Bright Dust
  • Seven Sisters Legendary Shader – 300 Bright Dust
  • Oiled Gunmetal Legendary Shader – 300 Bright Dust
  • Thumbs-Down Projection Legendary Ghost Projection – 1500 Bright Dust

Weapon Ornament:

  • The Knight’s Elegy [The Lament] Exotic Weapon Ornament – 1250 Bright Dust

Destiny 2 is out now on PlayStation and Xbox consoles and on PC (via Steam). Season 20, 21, and 22 season passes are available on all platforms in exchange for 1,000 Silver or $9.99.

Check out this video from Youtuber xHoundishx where he talks about the upcoming week’s activities for the third week of Destiny 2 Season 20.

Managing Editor